On 18 May 2011 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Latvia Mr. Anatoliy Oliynyk held a meeting with Speaker of the Saeima of Latvia Mrs. Solvita Āboltiņa.
Among the main topics of the meeting were the perspectives of developing mutually beneficial cooperation between Ukraine and Latvia in all spheres of mutual interest. Special attention was paid to the implementation of the agreements reached during the visit of President of Ukraine Mr. Viktor Yanukovych to Latvia in December 2010. In this context Ambassador A.Oliynyk and Speaker S.Āboltiņa emphasized the importance of broadening contacts between the highest legislative authorities of both States, for instance, between the groups of inter-parliamentary cooperation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Saeima of Latvia.
During the meeting Solvita Āboltiņa reiterated Latvia’s unfailing support of the European aspirations of Ukraine and the readiness to share its own experience of legislation work in the spheres that are of key priority for Ukraine.
Both sides expressed mutual interest in the intensification of cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
At the end of the meeting Anatoliy Oliynyk expressed gratitude to the Latvian State for caring about ethnic Ukrainians who live in Latvia.